How Timor-Leste Escaped the Political ‘Resource Curse’
By Moritz Schmoll and Geoffrey Swenson
Asia's youngest nation has shown that resource wealth does not necessarily impede the development of a stable democracy.
Timor-Leste’s Independence Hero Xanana Gusmao Returns to Power as PM
By Gantry Meilana
In parliamentary elections in May, the veteran leader capitalized on widespread discontent with the outgoing Freitilin government.
Scenes From Timor-Leste’s Parliamentary Election
By Sacha Shaw
A parliamentary election and the climax of a month of independence celebrations came and went last weekend in Asia's youngest nation.
Timor-Leste Set for Presidential Runoff Election Next Month
By Associated Press
Former President Jose Ramos-Horta will face off against current President Francisco Guterres in a second round of voting on April 19.
Observations From the First Round of Timor-Leste’s Presidential Election
By Li-Li Chen
The election is set for a second-round run off on April 19. But what did we learn from the first round of voting?
Timor-Leste’s Personality Politics
By Khoo Ying Hooi
After months of political deadlock, an early parliamentary election will shape the future of democracy in the young nation.
Timor-Leste Parliamentary Elections: Hard Choices, Hard Times
By Guteriano Neves and Khoo Ying Hooi
Timor-Leste's election comes at a critical time in the country's development.
After Presidential Elections, What Next for Timor-Leste?
By Jonas Guterres and Khoo Ying Hooi
The new People's Liberation Party, with its promise of a fresh approach, could make waves in Timor-Leste in the future.
The Trouble With Timor-Leste’s Consensus Politics
By David Hutt
Stability could not come at the expense of democracy.
Timor-Leste's Dangerous Political Union
By Geoffrey Swenson
Ironically, a peaceful transition of power is threatening to undermine democracy in Timor-Leste.